Early last week, while finishing up at work, I looked out one of the unload doors and saw a bright pink sky. Quickly, I tried to make my way out of work to chase down the sunrise. I got hung up with some people in my office trying to watch a training power point presentation on a computer I knew did not actually have power point. I didn't have the heart to just leave them there confused.
I ran out to the car and started trying to find the best place to get a picture without having a bunch of ugly buildings in the way. I decided to head toward the Bay. I took the highway down to an industrial area along the water.
If you read Pioneer Woman's blog, you know that horse ears in the lower part of the picture are the tell-tail sign that her husband took a picture. Here, you can see the kayak on the roof as a tell-tail sign I took a picture from my car.
This was not working.
I remembered a friend telling me about a little park along the Bay at the end of Military Ave so I figured it couldn't possibly be any worse than snapping pictures out my window on US Highway 43 and headed over there.
By the time I got the first picture off, I realized I had stepped out of my car and straight into hell.
I was positively mobbed by mosquitoes. I literally had never experienced anything like it before. In the time it took the camera to take a single picture, I could feel at least 10 of them land on me.
This was about all I could take. I literally ran back to my car flailing my arms.
I was pretty bummed because the pretty colors in the sky were all but gone by the time I found a good spot.
Then, this past weekend, my friend Katze and I were headed somewhere... I don't know why I can't remember where... when I spotted a pretty sunset.
I love that when I pull out my camera, people get all into the action and want to help me get a good pic.
As you can see, this was not taken from my car... no kayak.
Then, earlier this week, Dad and I were headed to Shawano Lake to go fishing (we caught next to nothing) when we got to enjoy a nice sunrise.
And last night, there was a cool sunset we spotted on Highway 43 while helping Katze move.
I'd eventually really like to get a picture of the sunset with Tower Drive Bridge in it... without a big van in the way.
And then... there was this morning.
I was walking out to my car at work when I looked East and saw it - I jumped in, and knew just were to go.
I'm still trying to figure out where those streaks of light came from. Either way, they're cool.
Down Military I went, excited to finally have a chance to catch all the pretty colors.
As I have mentioned before, I don't generally crop or edit many of my pictures. I just don't really take the extra time to do it. I figure, I could always pull them out and do it at a later date.
Here are a whole bunch of SOOC pictures I took this morning. I just can't decide which I like best.
For some reason, when I uploaded these on Photobucket, they got all out of order.
I didn't bother trying to get them back in order.
The process of taking these pictures was completely rediculous. I would snap a few pictures, run full speed back to the car to hide from the mosquitoes, then run out when the sun came up a bit more and changed the color scheme of the sky a bit, then raced back to the car again.
I could see swarms of the little blood suckers outside my car, especially around my kayak on the roof.
At some points I had to actually talk myself into getting out of the car.
Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my new camera.
I guess there's one advantage to being up at sunrise!